Biography of George E. Buck
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Buck, George E., was born in the town of Ithaca, July 20, 1854, a son of Edward, a native of Connecticut, born in East Glastonbury in 1812,who came to this section at the age of about eighteen. Ho was a dealer in jewelry, and a few years later established a grocery and restaurant on Aurora street. He was a Republican, and during the last year of his life was door keeper at the Capitol at Albany. He died in 1866. Of his four children our subject was the first son. The second son is a graduate of the Boston School of Pharmacy, in which city he has since conducted a drug store. One son died at the age of seventeen years, and a daughter married H. W. Butler, of Iowa, she being now deceased. Her son is Edwin Butler. George was educated in the old Lancasterian School, and at the age of thirteen was taken out of school and put to work; he entered the grocery store of Stewart & Manchester as clerk, remaining one year. He was then employed variously until 1879, when in partnership with F. C. Mead he established a grocery at the corner of State and Corn streets. In 1881 they removed to the corner of Seneca and Plain streets, where he is now located. In 1884 Mr. Mead died, and our subject became sole proprietor, conducting one of the best exclusive grocery stores in the city, no tobacco being kept in the place. Mr. Buck is a prominent worker in the State Street Church. He is also a member of the Royal Arcanum. In 1879 he married Libbie Matthews, of Ithaca, and they have six children. His mother is still living at the age of seventy six.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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